Construction Begins on Greenfield's New Walmart

The project moved forward with little fanfare, unlike in other communities.

Construction began on a new Walmart in Greenfield earlier this month, without hoopla or protests from concerned citizens that have saddled Walmart plans in other communities.

Just last week, the South Milwaukee Common Council moved ahead with a plan to sell city-owned land for a 115,000-square-foot Walmart near the corner of North Chicago Avenue and College Avenue, just across the boarder from Cudahy.

Residents there are concerned about traffic congestion and crime, according to a story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

In June, after eight months of discussion, on South 76th Street, across from Southridge Mall where the U.S. Bowling Congress building stands. Some local store owners expressed concern of competition with Walmart.

Here in Greenfield, the new 140,000-square-foot store will occupy the land formerly known as , a mini-golf course and driving range that was sold to Walmart for $7.4 million.  , with perhaps that being the reason few or no citizens who were already accustomed to having a Walmart nearby voiced concerns about the project.

As for the current Walmart building, it is expected to be leased out by Walmart, likely to another retail business.

Jeffrey Jene October 28, 2011 at 02:19 PM
I am actually sad to be losing more recreation for low cost shopping. Add a second floor. Remember Shusters. I designed the mini-golf course back in 1990. Losing these "things to do for fun" places is a big shame.
David Cotey October 28, 2011 at 02:25 PM
A two-storied Walmart would be pretty interesting. I agree about the losing "things to do for fun" places and I was particularly fond of the driving range because it was close to my house.
patchreader 123 October 28, 2011 at 02:28 PM
robert heule October 29, 2011 at 11:50 PM
Did Greenfield check whether employees can go home if they are sick? .
robert heule October 30, 2011 at 01:47 AM
Under s. 62.11 (5) The Common Council has the power to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.
robert heule October 30, 2011 at 01:58 AM
Don't buy golf balls from Wal-Mart
Bill October 30, 2011 at 03:17 PM
David / anyone, I must have missed the common council meeting where this was approved, but is there somewhere we can see the layout of where the new store will sit on the land, where the parking lot will sit,exits to the road, etc? Being that where they are working now is so low compared to where the Walgreen’s sits, it would be interesting to see how this will look when done.
robert heule October 31, 2011 at 03:12 AM
Has any consideration been given regarding the environmental impact on the Root River? Hold!!! ?
robert heule October 31, 2011 at 03:15 AM
Get the minutes of the Planning Commission meeting when the project was recommendation
David Cotey October 31, 2011 at 06:35 PM
Hey Bill, I believe the Walmart was approved last September, a few months before Greenfield Patch launched. A story at the following link suggests the land will be elevated, but I'm not sure how that would work. I'll try to get a copy of the plan and post it in a future construction update.


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